Trudeau flat-out lied about pipeline approval, then tried to avoid the fact that his terrible policies caused the demise of Energy East.
Yesterday in Question Period, Justin Trudeau was confronted over his betrayal of Canada’s energy industry, particularly the demise of the Energy East pipeline and Eastern Mainline projects. As usual, his answer was pathetic and dishonest.
— CPAC (@CPAC_TV) October 5, 2017
First, Trudeau repeated the false claim that the Conservatives didn’t approve any new pipelines. Much of the elitist media has fallen for this lie, which is easily disproved. As noted by Kevin Libin in the Financial Post:
“Under the Harper Conservative government, two entirely new oil pipelines were approved and actually built: The non-XL version of Keystone, from Alberta to Nebraska, approved in 2006, completed in 2010; and The Alberta Clipper, to Wisconsin, approved in 2008 and active in 2010. The changeover in Line 9 taking oil west to east was also approved and activated under the Harper Tories. In total, Alberta got an added 1.25-million barrels a day worth of pipeline capacity under the last government.”
Libin also points out that the Trudeau Liberals cancelled the previously approved Northern Gateway pipeline, which cut 500,000 potential barrels per day in capacity.
So, Trudeau was flat-out lying.
And secondly, Trudeau tried to say that it was a “business decision” to cancel Energy East, ignoring the widespread consensus that it was Trudeau’s changes to the National Energy Board process halfway through the process that caused the cancellation.
It is now clear that Trudeau’s actions have betrayed Canada’s energy industry, and put our economy at serious risk, and no amount of spin or lies can change that reality.
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